April 2013

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This is our last paper of the semester.

Discussion leaders: Trevor & Veronica

This is the next-to-last paper discussion:

Discussion leaders: Hannah & Lainey

All of the information that I have on upcoming reading assignments can be found at Talent Scouts: Discussion Dates, but I will try and post each assignment 4 days in advance. Here’s the next one:

Discussion leaders: James & Will

Tuesday update: I meant to bring hard copies to class on Monday. I have now printed up the instructions and paper. They are outside my door.

 

All of the information that I have on upcoming reading assignments can be found at Talent Scouts: Discussion Dates, but I will try and post each assignment 4 days in advance. Here’s the next one:

Discussion leaders: Megan & Rachel

All of the information that I have on upcoming reading assignments can be found at Talent Scouts: Discussion Dates, but I will try and post each assignment 4 days in advance. Here’s the next one:

Discussion leaders: Neha & Kathryn

All of the information that I have on upcoming reading assignments can be found at Talent Scouts: Discussion Dates, but I will try and post each assignment 4 days in advance. Here’s the first one:

Discussion leaders: Emma & Kayla

The paper discussion dates, papers, and discussion leaders that I received so far are listed at the bottom.

All papers were supposed to be identified last Thursday so please get these to me. Also, remember to send me (at least 4 days before your discussion date) a PDF that contains whatever instructions you have for your classmates.
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I’ve received a number of research ads from my talent scouts. I expect a few more ads to appear over the next 24 hours so please check back. A full set of instructions for what you need to do between now and Thursday has been posted, but here is the short version:

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Hi, the last page of my lecture notes from yesterday can be downloaded here.

Take-home message: the mechanism of oxidation addition often changes to SN2 when there is 1) a good leaving group (X) and 2) that group is attached to a suitable electrophile.

This principle is illustrated by the reaction of Vaska’s complex with CH3I.

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‘Talent Scout’ is one of two major assignments for our course (the other will be described later in the semester). Talent Scout consists of several stages with separate due dates (see below). Please read the instructions carefully and let me know if you have questions.

Key deadlines:

  1. Tu, April 9, 6 PM – research ad due (email, PDF) (note: if you are taking the qual on the preceding weekend, you may turn in your ad by W, April 10, noon)
  2. Th, April 11, 6 PM – team members, paper for discussion, preferred date (email)
  3. 4 days before your in-class discussion – instructions for reading paper (email, PDF)
  4. immediately after in-class discussion – script for leading in-class discussion (hard copy)
  5. same day as classmate’s discussion, 6 PM – reflection on research ad (hard copy or email)